Our Story

How [au]workshop came to be.

[au]workshop studio at 405 Linden Street


[au]workshop architects+urbanists create quality, authentic architecture and catalytic urban, civic and commercial projects with a focus on projects that sustainably invigorate neighborhoods and cities.   With active architecture and master planning projects throughout the western United States and Asia, architects Randy Shortridge and Jason Kersley founded the firm in 2013 after a combined 40 years of experience locally, nationally and internationally in a wide variety of typologies. 

Helping clients realize their visions, striving to add value by elegantly organizing uses, creating great places and developing cost conscious design strategies are the basis of [au]workshop’s mission.

Among [au]workshop’s active design projects are:

Confluence, a new mixed-use building in the truest sense near downtown Fort Collins, Colorado that includes [au]workshop's new office, residential condominiums, and retail/restaurant space in the center of the River District.

1500 Kapiolani Boulevard, an iconic and catalytic 400' mixed use tower in Honolulu that combines a four-star hotel, residences, and street-oriented retail in the podium while capitalizing on expansive views and maximizing open space on the site.

Mandarin Oriental Honolulu Hotel and Residences, a 36-story tower across from the Honolulu Convention Center, which builds a lush, tropical experience and a distinct sense of place around the five-star hotel brand's world-renowned hospitality.

and a variety of small projects for the City of Fort Collins.

Current international projects include Emsphere, a 2 million square foot urban retail and entertainment destination linked to a sky train station under construction in Bangkok, Thailand and four currently confidential multi-million square foot retail and mixed-use projects in the early design stages, also in Bangkok.


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